Students are being reminded they can still make the grade whatever marks they get in their A Level and GCSE exam results.
Connextions North Tyneside will be providing a dedicated exam results advice service over the coming weeks as thousands of 16 and 18-year-olds find out how they have done in exams which could determine their next move.
Advisers will be on hand to help young people, including A Level students who may need to reconsider their options for university if their results are not what they had hoped for.
Alternatively, students who have exceeded expectations may want help in submitting last-minute applications for courses they thought were out of their reach.
GCSE pupils can get help with sixth-form courses, apprenticeships, traineeships and other programmes.
Qualified Connexions advisers will be on hand both at the Connexions centre in North Shields and at some schools.
They will be able to give up-to-date advice on the university clearing process, apprenticeships and jobs and preparing a CV.
Connexions North Tyneside senior manager Tim Downing said: “At this time of year people want to get access to the best careers advice possible and our fully qualified advisers are on hand to help whether that be about clearing, employment, further study, or career signposting.”
Mayor Norma Redfearn added: “Receiving exam results which can determine the next step for many young people is an incredibly stressful time.
“I’m urging anyone who needs a helping hand to get in touch with Connexions North Tyneside as soon as possible.
“The friendly team will provide young people and their families with professional, trusted and up-to-date advice on their careers or further education.”
The Connexions Service advisers are available through the centre in Russell Street, North Shields, via www.connexions-tw.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (0191) 643 6965.